- The missing episode-specific bumpers have been restored.
- The whistle I mistakenly added to the cartoon right before Zelda slaps Link has been removed.
The first aired "Legend of Zelda" episode; and 5th overall episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show restored the way it should be. "The Ringer". This was one of the episodes in which the live-action segment was not included on the Shout Factory Legend of Zelda- 3 disc DVD set due to some legal issues. However, it was on the single disc "Mario Mania", which is where this upload is sourced.
This restoration includes that missing live-action segment for the episode, which is "Slime Busters", as well as the episode-specific commercial bumpers*. It was previously believed that episode used the "generic" commercial bumpers, although this has been dis-proven by myself, as evidenced by my personal VHS recording of the episode from 1989. The bumpers here have been recreated in high-quality from that very same recording.
There was a foreign recording I found that had Link whistling right before he opens the door and Zelda slaps him. I mistakenly thought this was supposed to be in the original English airing. After checking my VHS recording, I see this was not the case, so the unedited audio track was used this time.
Each SMBSS episode was thought to contain five commercial bumpers (either generic or episode - specific), although there was actually a sixth bumper on most (all?) episodes when originally aired. This bumper has been "lost" for all episodes on the Shout Factory DVDs. It takes place in the middle of the commercial break in-between the cartoon. So it goes like this: Opening/ 1st half of live-action segment/ Bumper #1/ commercials/ Bumper #2/ 1st half of cartoon segment/ Bumper #3/ commercials/ "LOST BUMPER"/ commercials/Bumper #4/ 2nd half of cartoon segment/ 2nd half of live-action segment/ Bumper #5/ commercials/ "Until next time.."/ credits. The reason I mention this fact here is that "Bumper #1" was accidentlty recorded over by me at some point, meaning I don't have it. So for this restoration, "Bumper #1" is actually the "lost 6th bumper", since it really would be out of place in it's original spot without commercials anyway, and therefore the real bumper #1 is still lost.
The episode is now fully complete, as originally aired** in 1989, with the intro, closing credits with DiC and Viacom logos, live-action segment, cartoon segment and episode-specific commercial bumpers, all in the best available quality.
*The bumpers were updated with screenshots taken from DVD footage, with the original VHS audio, replicating the exact screenshot as close as possible. Some of the screenshots in the episode specific bumpers were not in the actual episode. They may have been from alternate angles/ takes or just on-set photographs. In any case, it shouldn't be too noticeable. See here for a comparison video of the commercial bumpers for this episode before my remastering process, straight from my "raw" VHS recording, as well as more information about the "lost" bumpers:
**See above for information on the commercial bumper restoration, making this very close, but not exact, to the original US airing.